Weekly Schedule

 Sunday

   8:30am Morning Prayer

   9:00am Youth Bible Study Rm. 2

   9:00am Life Group "Get Ready"

 10:20am New Creations Children Church

 10:30am Sunday Celebration

Tuesdays

10:00am Overcomers

Wednesday

   6:30pm Youth Group Fellowship Hall

   6:46pm Life Group Center Point - Rm. 1

   7:00pm Life Group @ Ms Helen's

Thursday

  7:00pm Worship Team Practice 

  7:00pm Women's 7-Word Prayer 1st/3rd  

  7:00pm Life Group Pastor Trevor's home 

Friday

  6:30pm Parents Night Out Fellowship Hall

2nd Saturday 

  8:00am Men of Faith Tyrone Chick-fil-a

  9:00am Levite Ministry  on campus

Current Events

Here's Our Post Hurricane Plan for this Weekend and Next Week

We pray this finds you and your loved ones in a posture of gratitude to the Lord for his hand of protection and provision in and through Hurricane Irma.  Since Monday afternoon our leadership team and several from our church family have been surveying the post hurricane needs within the family and neighborhoods. We have been able to serve several homes by removing hurricane shutters, clearing brush out of the way, cutting down broken trees limbs, assessing roofs and fences.  We have been able to address most of the immediate needs that have been brought to our attention. We are asking each of you to do what you are able to for yourselves and your neighbors, as there is great need and everyone doing what they can helps us join in bearing each others burdens together.  If you remain without electricity please text Lisette Ratcliffe at (727) 488-0326.  We have several families that have graciously offered their homes as a place to be refreshed by a meal, hot shower, and or a little AC break, as well as charge your cell phones. We are grateful to God that our church family has not experienced significant damage or loss and most have had their electricity restored.  Lord willing by this Saturday morning all of Pinellas will have had their electric and Internet restored. 

This is such a fantastic, but brief window of time to reach out to your neighborhood and others in need with the love and kindness of Jesus. If you have debris or tree limbs down or any other post hurricane challenge that you need assistance with please communicate your need to me, Lisette, so I can assimilate the needs to our leadership team for assessment.  You can also use this form to communicate your need.  Our leadership team is praying and responding to the needs at hand based on priority.

Faith Fellowship Programing and Schedule for Today through next Weekend

 Friday, September 15

  • Church leadership off and the church office is closed to allow time to tend to their own homes.
  • Parents Night Out is canceled for tonight due to lack of electricity. Register for upcoming PNO nights.

Saturday, September 16

  • The Beth Moore Living Proof event has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 7 from 9:00a.m. - 4:15p.m.  Please register/reregister by Sunday, September 17.
  • Pastors are leading a group to Naples to serve through Samaritan’s Purse.

Sunday, September 17

  • 10:30 Praise & Worship & Communion.
    • Please dress comfortably, as we’re not guaranteed to have electricity restored.
    • No morning Bible study.
    • 10:20a.m. New Life Creations Children’s Ministry & Nursery Sign-in
    • 12:15p.m. Brunch Suggested donation of $5 a person or $10 per family.
    • Questions to ponder as you prepare for this Sunday:

1)   What did you learn about the Lord in the storm?

2)   What did you learn about yourself in the storm?

3)   What did you learn about others in the storm?

  • Ministry Leaders please turn in your 2018 Budget Proposals today.

Monday, September 18

  • Church office closed for staff to honor the Lord with a day of rest.

Tuesday, September 19 through Thursday, September 21

  • Church office open from 9:00a.m. – 4:30p.m. 

Thursday evening, September 21 through Saturday evening September 23

  • Elders and their wives set apart for a time of prayer and planning at the annual Elders’ Retreat. Please be in prayer as we come together to listen and prepare for what we believe the Lord is leading us in for 2018.
    • Ministry Leaders please turn in your Ministry Budget Proposals no later than Tuesday, September 19.

Sunday, September 24

  • Lord willing we will be resuming our regular Sunday schedule.
    • 8:45a.m.         Prayer
    • 9:00a.m.         Adult and Youth Bible studies
    • 10:20a.m.       New Life Creations Children’s Ministry & Nursery Sign-in
  • 10:30a.m.       Sunday Celebration
  • 12:15p.m. Brunch Suggested donation of $5 a person or $10 per family.


Our Status in the Storm

Mark 4:35-41 (ESV) 
On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” 

Matthew 8:23-27 (ESV) 
And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep25 And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” 26 And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. 27 And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”  

How could Jesus have slept in such a dangerous storm?

Did the Disciples know this storm was coming? Did Jesus?

How does Jesus’ posture speak to who He is?

How does Jesus’ posture inform how we should react to storms in our lives?

What is the cause of the disciples fear?

What have been some intense storms in your life? How have you been tempted to react in fear?

What is the difference between reacting in faith vs. fear?

How does faith respond in the midst of the storm?

What does Jesus’ rebuke of the winds and waves reveal?

How can we have confidence that Jesus is with us and will not leave us in the midst of our most troubling storms?

Although the disciples had witnessed many miracles, they panicked in this storm. As experienced sailors, they knew its danger; what they did not know was that Jesus could control the forces of nature. Often our souls are troubled because we feel there is a problem where God can't or won't work. When we truly understand who God is, however, we will realize that He controls both the storms of nature and the storms of the troubled heart. Jesus' power that calmed this storm can also help us deal with the problems we face. Jesus is willing to help if we only ask him.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 (ESV) 
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORDHe is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” 

How can you apply this to your life during this storm?


Woot! Woot! Did Someone Say "Parents Night Out"?

For the 2017 -2018 School Year we are changing things up a bit so that we can meet two needs at one time; Jesus time with your children and a couple of hours a week for parents to have some "us or me" time! Or how about a double date with another couple? For the month of September we will be learning lessons from Joseph's life. A snack and age-appropriate games will be provided along with Bible time. And we'll end the month with a movie and popcorn night on the big screen! What are you waiting for make your child's reservation today! Invite your friends and neighbors to join Friday nights from 6:30p.m.-9:00p.m. for all children ages 2 years old through 5th grade. Pickup is between 8:30p.m. and 9:00p.m.


Beth Moore Live Simulcast has been Rescheduled to Saturday, Ocotber 7!

This one-day simulcast is a global event that will encourage you to dive deeper into the Word of God. Beth follows the leading of the Holy Spirit to prepare a specific message for each of her events, and the simulcast is no exception. You won’t want to miss out on this special event! Tickets are $25, this includes a boxed lunch and T-shirt. Registration envelopes are in the foyer or you can fill out a form online by Sunday, September 17.  Even if you’ve already secured your ticket by turning in your monies we need you to fill out a form so we know your lunch choice and T-shirt size.

 Due to the churches loss of internet and electricity following Hurricane Irma LifeWay has graciously refunded us and given us permission to view Beth Moore's Living Proof Simulcast on Saturday, October 7. The only cost to you will be $5 for lunch. Refunds will be made next week to those who have turned in their monies.

T-Shirt - "We are women of His Word! This is super soft, custom burn out tee announces our commitment to God's Word! In poly cotton blend, it is perfect for layering and comfort. Charcoal body with white lettering. Available in ladies Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large.

You can still go online to LifeWay and purchase an individual ticket and view the Live Simulcast from the comfort of your own home Saturday, September 16 if you'd like to.

 

2017 is the Year of Our Church's 10th Anniversary!

The Focus for 2017 will be "Devoted"

We’re starting a new series or rather theme for our church for 2017. It’s called Devoted. Our verse or passage as a church is Acts 2:42-47, where the Church exploded forth through the power of the Holy Spirit and the preaching of Peter. This first group of baptized Christians filled with the Spirit devoted themselves to several things: The Apostle’s teaching, the fellowship, the breaking of bread, and prayers. We’ve broken it up into those four aspects and are doing different things each month to help devote ourselves to what those early believers devoted themselves to. "And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." Acts 2:42 ESV

Memory Verses for 2017

January - Hebrews 4:12-13 (ESV) 12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

February - Psalm 119:9-11 (ESV) “9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. 10 With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! 11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”

March - Matthew 7:24(ESV) “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”

April - 2 Timothy 3:16-17(ESV) “All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teachingm for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God be complete, equipped for every good work.”

May - Psalm 19:7-9 (ESV) The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether."

June - Psalm 19:10-11 (ESV) "10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. 11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

July - Romans 8:31-32 ESV "31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

August - Psalm 119:130 "130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.

Devoted to the Apostle's Teaching come join the conversation! Pastor Trevor has kicked off a blog.  New post will be available the first week of eavery month. Enjoy interacting with others throughout the month and then revisit on the first Sunday of each month to checkout the newest blog.

First Sundays – Devoted to the Apostles’ Teaching; Blog and Monthly Scripture Memory Verse

Second Sundays – Devoted to the Fellowship – Fellowship Opportunities Make plans to join us for the Fellowship Lunch on the 2nd Sundays following the Sunday Celebration. A $5 donation is encouraged. Please RSVP the Tuesday prior.

Third Sundays – Communion

Fourth Sundays – Prayer Night from 6:00p.m. - 7:15p.m.

Make Plans to Do LIFE Together by Joining a Life Group for this Semester!

Reminder, our Life Groups take a rythm of rest during the month of August and December.

A Life Group is a small group of people, who seek to live life together in Christ. Life Groups provide a place where people can connect with one another as fellow Christians, and develop a sense of community and family. Life Groups are the heartbeat of our church life, and there is one just right for you! Most Life Groups meet in people’s homes for a special time of fellowship, prayer, encouragement, and Bible study, just like in the early church.  (Acts 2:42-47) Several meet right here on campus on Wednesday nights.  There are Life Groups for every age! Look under "Groups" to see which one fits you! Want more information on these opportunities? Go to http://www.faithfellowshipstpete.org/groups/ for a list of this semester's Life Groups. 

Life Groups change up their rhythm during the summer and in the months of August and December to have a time of fellowship, community celebration and a service project as they prepare for what the Lord has them studying the next semester.  Click here to register.

Sundays

9:00 a.m.  – “Get Ready” Bible Study - This is a Bible study to observe and prepare for the scripture passages being shared in the Sunday morning message. Led by Pastors Colin and Trevor here at Faith Fellowship in Room 1. This group is ongoing.  Click here to register.

9:00 a.m. - Youth Group for 6th -12th Grade - We’re excited as we meet on Sunday mornings in classroom 2 for during the 2015-2016 school year to study the weekly message's scripture together in such a way that it empowers students for the challenges they face daily.  Led by Mr. John Cautero here at Faith Fellowship in room 2 off main hallwayClick here to register. 

Tuesdays

10:00a.m.-11:30a.m. - Do You Have a Habit, Hang-Up or Hurt? Overcomers Outreach is an international network of Christ-centered 12-step support groups which ministers to individuals, their families and loves ones who suffer from the consequences of an addictive behavior.  We recover together as we meet to study and grow in God’s Word.  This group is open to ANYONE struggling with a hurt, habit or hang-up looking for a grace-filled safe environment in which to learn the biblical tools necessary to have victory in all areas of life.  This is not just for those with addiction to alcohol or drugs.  IT’S FOR ANYONE who has a hurt, hang-up or habit such as, but not limited to:  Overeating, workaholic tendencies, letting go of your adult child, adult children of alcoholics, smoking tobacco addiction, sex addiction, etc.  Facilitated by Jerry Hurt, call (727) 510-9910 for more information.  This is an open group – come join us any week.

Wednesdays

6:30 p.m.-8:00p.m. – Discovery Club for 1st -5th Graders - Discovery Club is for children in 1st – 5th grade. Come join us this fall as we embark on a new adventure with engaging Bible lessons, easy to remember Bible verses, outrageous snacks and exciting games. It all happens right here in the Fellowship Hall 6:30pm - 8:30pm on Wednesday Nights. Looking forward to seeing you all!! Click here to register.

6:30 p.m. – 8:15p.m. - Youth Group (6th -12th) - This is a time for all 6th – 12th graders to come hangout, serve and study God’s Word together. We meet every Wednesday night in the church office from 6:30 to 8:00. For more information about how to get involved please connect with Pastor Trevor Shultz. Led by Pastor Trevor and Student Ministry Team here at Faith Fellowship in the church office. Click here to register.

6:46 p.m. - Center Point Adult Bible Study, “Harmony of the Gospels” - This semester we continue with the study of Jesus’ life and ministry, as we look at all four gospel accounts harmoniously.  We encourage you to come join us for this exciting study as we discover Jesus’ examples and teachings. Led by Pastor Colin Munroe on campus in Room 1.  Click here to register.

7:00 p.m. – Life Group at Five Towns Led by Miss Jill Andrews Hosted by Mrs. Helen Morrison. This semester we will be walking through the Book of John together.  Click here to register.

Thursdays

7:00p.m. – Women’s L.I.G.H.T. Discipleship Group - This semester we will be particpating in a six-week (seven meetings) learning adventure that will transform your/our speech from the inside out and equip you to speak wisely, based on truths from God’s Word.  The Conversation Peace study by Mary Kassian has a daily lesson component (5 per week), to be completed on your own, should take no more than 20 minutes. It also has a weekly Scripture memory verse. The cost is $13 for the workbook. Connect with Colette Graston for more information.

7:00 p.m. – Life Group at Trevor and Emily's - Come out and join a community of adults seeking to follow Jesus together. We meet weekly on Thursday nights from 7-8:30a.m. for a meal together and discussion on the current sermon series. We would love to see you to come check out this group. Please connect with Trevor for more information. Led by Trevor Shultz, Associate Pastor at his and his beautiful bride, Emily’s home. Click here to register.

7:00 p.m. – 1st & 3rd Thursdays &-Word Prayer Group at Mrs. Judy Keif's - The Seven-Word Prayer Group is just that, a women’s prayer group where the request are condensed to just seven words. This group will meet on the first and third Thursday of each month to lift up prayer for our church leaders, church family, missionaries, community, country, etc. in a concise manor as the Holy Spirit leads. For more information connect with Mrs. Judy Keif.

2nd Saturdays of the Month

8:00 a.m. – Men of Faith - The goal of Men of Faith is to do life together while serving our widows, single parents, elderly, and others in our church family and community who need help with small projects around their home. This time together will kick-off at 8:00 a.m. at Chick-fil-a, 2471 Tyrone Blvd, for breakfast and devotion. You'll then have the opportunity to serve on the church campus with the Levite Ministry or join Pastor Colin and others off campus on other projects. We would like to encourage men to participate, get to know each other and do life together. Wives, encourage your husbands to participate. For more information please connect with Pastor Colin.  Click here to register.

9:15a.m. – Levite Ministry - Just like families share in the responsibilities of caring for their own homes, the church family shares in caring for the day-to-day needs of the church property.  The Levite Ministry will come together on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to do such things as maintain the landscaping, clean and organize the garage as well as other projects on the property. This is a great opportunity to serve and get to know one another.  Love to keep landscape looking good, organize, tinker with small projects, paint, or have skills with electrical, plumbing, etc. then this may be a great place for you to serve. For more information and/or to join this team please connect with Joseph Tavares jtm01045@gmail.com

Want more informationon these Life Groups?

 

Walk for Life 2017!

Gail sent an update for this year's Walk for Life! Your efforts have resulted in producing the most successful Walk for Life ever, raising nearly $600,000 to benefit the people they serve through the ministries of New Life Solutions. Proceeds from the Walk for Life will help their 5 Centers to save 500 babies from being aborted. That is why we Walk For Life! We praise God for His favor!! We thank God for all the support raising Walk for Life participants and their supporters. Over 140 different churches throughout Tampa Bay participated! The Faith Fellowship team raised over $11,095!  And some STILL have support coming in! Learn more about New Life Solutions

 

Pregnant? Help is available, contact The Pregnancy Center of Pinellas County

 

Spiritual Gifts? Passions? Abilities? Wiring?

We’ve heard from Colin Munroe, Lead Pastor, Trevor Shultz, Associate Pastor and Nathan Knighten about spiritual gifts, God’s love and how the body of Christ is made up of many parts, though one body. 

You’ve been encouraged to seek the Lord about how He’s wired you to serve. What are your spiritual gifts, passions, abilities? Are you people or task wired? Structured or unstructured? Login at www.faithfellowshipstpete.org and go to your profile (upper right corner, then edit profile, then My Fit) to update how you believe the Lord has gifted and wired you. 

If you don’t have a login and password or have forgotten your password you can request one from the front page of our website.

To hear the recent messages on 1 Corinthians 12-13:8a go to the iTunes store to download Faith Fellowship of St. Petersburg Podcasts or http://www.faithfellowshipstpete.org/podcast/ to listen online.